This posting started out as a piece on technology. I then swung over to some ideas about religion. After looking at the two articles, I decided the best way to tie them together would be with a short story. The one that came to mind, from my archives, is at least ten years old, and it remains one of my favorites. It has appeared before on the blog, but it is worth reading again, especially after digesting my thoughts on technology and religion.
The Limits of Technology
In addition to these “human” limits, technology also has economic limits. Accessing it is not free. It requires money for devices and downloads, and that money has to be earned somehow, and doing so reduces the time available to attempt to fully utilize available technology. Devoted users of technology still have to have a “day job” unless they are rich or retired, preferably both.
Barking Up the Wrong Tree
There continue to be, particularly in isolated regions of the world, many other religions which are still practiced to a lesser or greater extent. And there are many which were significant in the past but no longer exist.
Does Science have the answers?
Buddhist Monks Praying
And here's that short story that touches on both technology and religion.
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